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This Month’s Focus: Capsule Filling

A systematic approach to solving encapsulation problems caused by a sticky formulation

This article provides a best-practices approach to troubleshooting capsule-filling problems when handling a sticky drug product formulation.

Vegetarian substitutes for gelatin soft capsules

This article provides an overview of the current state of materials and technology used to produce vegetarian soft capsules and discusses applications, processing, and suitable products for these alternatives to soft gelatin capsules.

Back Page: A 3-step guide to sourcing empty capsules

A 3-step guide that new decision makers can use as a framework when sourcing empty capsules for pharmaceutical and dietary supplement products.

General Features

Comprehensive equipment and utility change control for GMP production facilities

This article provides a systematic process for designing utility change control procedures for new equipment in GMP production facilities.

Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: Improving CoQ10 ODT formulation for increased patient compliance

This article discusses how an orally disintegrating tablet formulation for CoQ10 was developed to improve mouthfeel compared to a commercial analog.

Natural Products Expo West a preview

Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, March 3-7. Last year’s show drew more than 86,000 attendees from 136 countries as well as 3,600 exhibitors, breaking the previous records for attendance. This year’s conference and exhibition is expected to draw an even larger crowd of ingredient suppliers, nutraceutical manufacturers, and natural-product retailers.

CDMO turns to rotary granulation process to solve complex reformulation challenge

Recro Gainesville is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that provides oral solid dosage (OSD) form development, regulatory support, clinical and commercial manufacturing, and packaging and logistics services to the global pharmaceutical market. Based in Gainesville, GA, the company operates facilities totaling 120,000 square feet and specializes in modified-release OSD products and DEA-controlled substances.

Interphex a preview

Interphex, an annual trade show focused on pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device development and manufacturing, returns to New York City’s Javits Center, April 28-30. Every year, more than 10,500 industry professionals and 620 suppliers from around the world attend the technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, partnering opportunities, and networking events.

Eye on Excipients: Pharmaceutical applications for zein

This edition of “Eye on Excipients” discusses the pharmaceutical applications for zein in film coating and as an excipient.

March Content

Formulating with complex APIs

Drug delivery systems

Atypical actives

Issue Focuses

January: Capsule Filling

March: Outsourcing

April: Coating

May: Packaging

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tableting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

Tablets & Capsules Technical Article Guidelines

Tablets & Capsules is the world’s only publication dedicated to solid dosage forms. Our readers are the people responsible for the formulation, production, and packaging of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical tablets and capsules in North America. Each issue reaches about 10,000 readers whose job functions include R&D, QC, engineering, and operations. All are technical decision-makers who need practical information.

T&C’s technical articles are written by technical professionals for technical professionals. But they are a collaborative effort: You provide the content and expertise, and T&C’s editors tailor your article to T&C’s audience.

For sample topics and details on how to submit an article and share your expertise, download the full technical article guidelines below or contact the editor.

Contact the editor:
Nate Todd
1155 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120
Special Sections
Capsule Filling
Granulation & Drying
Outsourcing: Formulation, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Lab Services
1. Counters & Bottle Fillers
2. Dedusters
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tableting
1. Particle Size: Reduction,     Separation, & Analysis
2. Powder Transfer &     Containment
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
Liquid Capsule Filling
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule      Identification
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

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